CLERKENWELL VINTAGE FASHION FAIR RETURNS

Whether your looking for a cache of tea-length day dresses to waft around the lawns of the Port Elliot Festival or a classic 1950’s bathing suit to team with your hunter wellies at Glastonbury, London’s leading vintage fair returns for their last event before the summer on Sunday 22 June

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair returns to its home in The Old Finsbury Town Hall on the 22 June 2014 from 11am-5pm. Fresh from the monumental success of the 5th anniversary event held in May, the fair brings the best traders of vintage fashion and accessories all under one Art Deco roof for enthusiasts to buy. From Dior to Valentino, Biba to Ossie Clark, there is something for every taste and all pockets.

With the summer fair falling at a time when many retail shops will be holding their summer sales, a keen curatorial eye is essential. Traders stocking key looks that have been assimilated by the high street will be out in force. So look out for original rather than derivative 1960s silhouettes, floral circle skirts, psychedelic 70s prints and classic 1950s bathing suits that are part of the holiday and festival essentials of the season. Furthermore, the pieces are exquisite with the added knowledge of being collectibles.

As the days get longer, so our clothing needs change. The quest for the perfect day dress, professional enough for work and foxy enough for that last minute drinks invitation on a hot sunny day. Weekends away and weddings that fill up our diaries and the challenges of festival wear that has to be every bit as versatile as the weather, but still look cute and covetable. The forthcoming Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair aims to assist in these sartorial nightmares and leave us looking dreamy. So whether your looking for a cache of tea-length day dresses that are perfect for wafting around the lawns of the Port Eliot festival or a fabulous floral print 1950s bathing suit to team with your hunter wellies at Glastonbury, help it at hand.

In addition to the pieces for sale, entertainment and refreshments are to be found in the tea room, an oasis of calm in the midst of the hubbub. Delicious cakes and pastries are made by the award winning Suzie, an established name on the London independent culinary scene, and music is provided by Noelle Vaughn, a jazz chanteuse of the Old Hollywood mould. Demains Nails offer a pop-up nail bar with manicures for only £7 and an on-the-spot alterations service to ensure your purchases fit like a glove. All of this adds to the day-out vibe that is at the heart of the Clerkenwell Vintage Fair.

The Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair continues to be committed to championing the very best in vintage fashion, whilst making it accessible for all. Entrance remains £4 with NUS, concessions £2.

For further information, visit clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk